Joe Medicine Crow

1913 - 2016

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Joseph Medicine Crow (October 27, 1913 – April 3, 2016) was a Native American writer, historian and war chief of the Crow Tribe. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn of 1876. Medicine Crow was a World War II veteran, serving as a scout in the 103rd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He received the Bronze Star Medal and the Légion d'honneur for his service during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Medicine Crow has received more than 2,140,801 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Joe Medicine Crow is the 6,441st most popular writer (down from 5,348th in 2019), the 12,014th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,612th in 2019) and the 881st most popular American Writer.

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Notable Works

Custer's Last Battle


Among writers, Joe Medicine Crow ranks 6,441 out of 7,302Before him are Leyla Aliyeva, Michel Faber, J. P. Donleavy, John Ralston Saul, Joel Barlow, and Robert Elsie. After him are Alexandre del Valle, Ann Oakley, Judith Merril, Ted Tally, Tierno Monénembo, and Rosa María Britton.

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Among people born in 1913, Joe Medicine Crow ranks 397Before him are Patrick Steptoe, Charlie Barnet, Franz Berghammer, Coral Browne, Sid James, and István Klimek. After him are Peter Doherty, Marian Marsh, Angus Wilson, Jack Hannah, Bob Crosby, and Ali Sardar Jafri. Among people deceased in 2016, Joe Medicine Crow ranks 541Before him are Balram Jakhar, Vanity, Toimi Pitkänen, Daniel Willems, Everton Kempes dos Santos Gonçalves, and Kitty Kallen. After him are Ilkka Hanski, Nahed Hattar, P. A. Sangma, Yūko Mizutani, George Voinovich, and Noel Neill.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Medicine Crow ranks 12,014 out of 20,380Before him are Jeremy Sisto (1974), Mike Epps (1970), Frank Havens (1924), Fontella Bass (1940), Gervonta Davis (1994), and Bill Macy (1922). After him are Earl Van Dorn (1820), John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever (1886), Olivia Cole (1942), Terence Crawford (1987), Mitch Richmond (1965), and Tabitha Stevens (1970).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joe Medicine Crow ranks 881Before him are Jonathan Rosenbaum (1943), James Lipton (1926), Daniel Handler (1970), Helen Gurley Brown (1922), J. P. Donleavy (1926), and Joel Barlow (1754). After him are Judith Merril (1923), Ted Tally (1952), Thomas Beatie (1974), Robert Cormier (1925), Brené Brown (1965), and Amy Sherman-Palladino (1966).